Time between first and next egg

cybercat

Songster
12 Years
May 22, 2007
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Greeneville, Tn
I am wondering everyones experiance with first time layers. How long did it take for that second egg to arrive? How often after first egg did you hear egg song?
 

easttxchick

Lone Star Call Ducks
10 Years
Aug 3, 2009
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70
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I was blessed-second day I found an egg-she has only skipped one day in the 2 weeks since she started laying. Other ones haven't started quite yet though.
 

flyer1979

Hatching
10 Years
Jul 15, 2009
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0
7
I'm still waiting to hear the egg song. But the 14hour rule seems to be fairly accurate for my girls. Currently 2 of my 4 are laying.
Cheers,
Brian
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
May 14, 2008
30,366
311
546
North Phoenix
My Coop
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All hens are different.

I've had some that started and didn't stop, I've had some that laid one egg and then not again for a couple of WEEKS... go fig.
 

Chicky Tocks

Songster
11 Years
Oct 20, 2008
3,213
14
206
Benton, Arkansas
I have a couple of cochin/EE mixes that just started laying last Monday and this Friday. There's been an egg in the nest from both of them since the first egg. I couldn't be more tickled! I have 4 more to start any day now.
 

cybercat

Songster
12 Years
May 22, 2007
2,353
45
226
Greeneville, Tn
Weeks I hope not. LOL i have 3 more pullets that are now red and squating regular. Hopefully i hear lots of egg song and see eggs soon.
 

SC_Hugh

Songster
10 Years
May 23, 2009
467
2
121
Santa Cruz, CA
Big experienced egg man here
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No, not really. I just got my first egg one week ago.

So far, just one of my three pullets is laying. Dominique laid one every other day (Wed, Fri and Sun) and now she is dropping one a day (Mon, Tues, Wed)! Day light is getting shorter each day...I hope my other two pullets contibute soon.

Egg song mean fresh breakfast
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--Hugh
 

Andi

Songster
10 Years
Jul 6, 2009
685
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West Central Minnesota
I'm glad you asked, Cybercat. I was just wondering about the same thing. Mine are due to start laying any day now. I can hardly wait! I don't know what the egg song is yet, but I'm sure I'll be finding out soon.
 

katertot

Hatching
10 Years
Oct 6, 2009
2
0
7
I have one hen who has been a steady layer for about 4 weeks and another hen of the same age who has only laid one egg and that was 2 weeks ago but nothing since. I have been worried about it but it sounds like that is not totally abnormal.
Glad to hear someone else has had that experience.
 

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